The Arizona Cardinals selected Texas A&M cornerback Brandon Williams in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
The 5-foot-11, 197-pound Williams began his collegiate career as a running back but made the switch to cornerback before last season. According to NFL.com's draft profile, "NFL teams will look at the traits and see a player who fits the mold and who should improve with more coaching."
Williams had 37 tackles (26 solo), one tackle for a loss and seven passes defended last season for the Aggies, winning the Aggie Heart award last year. He originally committed to Oklahoma as a five-star, top-20 overall recruit.
He suffered a neck injury toward the end of his freshman season and eventually decided to transfer to Texas A&M in order to be closer to his daughter. While he was at Oklahoma, he played alongside Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson.
— Tony Jefferson (@tonyjefferson1) April 30, 2016
Williams is the Cardinals' second pick of the 2016 draft, as they traded their second-round pick to the New England Patriots in exchange for pass-rushing specialist Chandler Jones. The Cards selected defensive end Robert Nkemdiche with their first-round pick.